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A Film Director is the
principal creative artist on a film set. The director is usually (but not always) the driving artistic source behind the filming process, and communicates to actors the way that he/she would like a particular scene played. A director's duties might also include casting, script editing, shot selection, shot composition, and editing. Typically, a director has complete artistic control over all aspects of the film
A Cinematographer is
a person with expertise in the art of capturing images either electronically or on film stock through the application of visual recording devices and the selection and arrangement of lighting.
Principal Photography
the filming of major or significant components of a movie that involve the lead
A Scene is
a continuous block of storytelling either set in a single location or following a particular character.
The end of a scene is typically marked by a change in location, style, or time
A Shot is
a continuous block of unedited footage from a single point of view.
A Production Designer is
an artist responsible for designing the overall visual appearance of a movie
An Art Director, in the hierarchical structure of a film art department,
works directly below the Production
Designer, in collaboration with the Set Decorator. An Art Director is often defined as a designer/artist with
leadership responsibilities that includes the supervision of the artists and craftspeople who build the sets
A Set is
an environment used for filming. When used in contrast to location, it refers to an artificially
constructed environment. A set typically is not a complete or accurate replica of the environment as defined by the script, but is carefully constructed to make filming easier but still appear natural when viewed from the camera angle
A Set Designer is the
person responsible for translating the Production Designer's vision of the movie's environment into a set which can be used for filming.
A Set Decorator is a
person who has total charge of decorating the set with all furnishings, drapery, interior plants, and anything seen on indoor or outdoor sets.
A Score
a movie's soundtrack
can be defined in two ways (both ways are correct ways of defining the term soundtrack).
Technically, the term soundtrack refers to the audio component of a movie. Popularly, the term soundtrack
refers to a collection of songs which are heard during the movie, often made available for sale to the public
A Composer
writes, and often conducts, music that appears in a movie's score. Most movies have at least
some original music written for the score, usually after the relevant parts of the movie have been filmed.
An Audio Engineer is
a person whose job it is to alter and balance the levels of different sounds as they are recorded.
A Boom Microphone
a long pole with a microphone on the end. The boom is extended out near the actors to capture sound.
A Boom Operator
a member of the sound crew who operates the boom microphone
A Sound Mixer is
an audio engineer who works with a boom operator to record the production sound on the set at the time of shooting.
playwright August Wilson, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1945.
THE PIANO LESSON received the Pulitzer Prize
in 1990
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, during the Great Depression, in 1936.
The director of the film version and the original Broadway production of THE PIANO LESSON was
Lloyd Richards
In the film version of THE PIANO LESSON, the role of Boy Willie was played by
Charles S. Dutton.
August Wilson's initial inspiration for THE PIANO LESSON was
A collage entitled "The Piano Lesson" by African American artist Romare Bearden.
A famous line from THE PIANO LESSON is
"I been with strangers all day and they have treated me like family. I come in here to family and you treat me like a stranger.
Playwright Tennessee Williams, born in Columbus, Mississippi in 1911
Modern American drama that originally premiered in Broadway in 1947
Tennessee Williams collaborated with
Screenwriter Oscar Saul to adapt the stage play of A STREETCAR NAMES DESIRE for the 1951 film version
The Pulitzer Prize in 1948, and the 1951 film version won four Academy Awards
Who is Elia Kazan?
Considered one of Broadway's AND Hollywood's greatest directors, directed the 1947 Broadway play A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as well as the 1951 Hollywood film version
Who played the role of Blanche DuBois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE?
Played by Vivien Leigh
Who played the role of Stanley Kowalski in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE?
Played by Marlon Brando
Who played the role of Stella Kowalski in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE?
Played by Kim Hunter
Cinematography for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE was by
Harry Stradling, who was nominated for an Academy Award
The music for the film A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE was composed by
Alex North and is historically important as it is one of the first jazz-based film scores ever conceived for a major cinematic film release
An Academy Award for Best Art Direction and Best Set Decoration, shared by designers Richard Day and George James Hopkins respectively
The film version of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been recognized by
The American Film Institute and the Library of Congress as one of the greatest American movies of all time
The play and film version of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE have different endings
In the film, Stella appears to elect to leave Stanley.
In the play, she does not indicate that she will leave Stanley.
A famous line from A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Research shows, based on his baptism records, that playwright William Shakespeare was
Born in 1564 in Stratford )in east London, England)
The original Globe Theatre in London was
Where most of William Shakespeare's plays were produced
The plot of OTHELLO involves
The duplicitous ensign of Iago who secretly hates Othello, a Moor and the general of the Venetian army
Written against the backdrop of the bubonic place and the death of Queen Elizabeth I
OTHELLO is thought to have been written in 1603 and completed sometime in early 1604
OTHELLO is based on
The Italian short story "Un Capitani Moro" (A Moorish Captain) by Cinthio, a 16th century Italian novelist best known for his impassioned, tragic stories
The version of OTHELLO or class watched is
The 1995 version, directed and adapted by English film director Oliver Parker
Cinematography for OTHELLO is by
English cinematographer David Johnson
The role of OTHELLO in OTHELLO was played by
Laurence Fishburne
The role of Iago in OTHELLO was played by
Kenneth Branagh
The role of Desdemona is played by
Irene Jacob
The film version of OTHELLO that our class viewed is
Historically important because it marks the first time an African American actor was cast in the title role in a major cinematic release of this classic Shakespearean play
A famous line from OTHELLO is
"O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on."